In salt-sensitive hypertension, immune cells gather in the kidneys and shoot out free radicals, heightening blood pressure and damaging this pair of vital organs, scientists report.
A stroke appears to create a sticky situation inside the blood vessels of the brain that can worsen damage days, even months later, scientists report.
The Medical College of Georgia’s Department of Physiology is hosting its annual lectureship in honor of the late Dr. Lois T. Ellison.
Six members of Augusta University’s faculty were recognized at the 2019 Augusta University Research Institute Awards on Friday, Oct. 18.
High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.
Researchers at MCG have some of the first evidence that diastolic heart failure results when there is a “critical deficit” in the ability to appropriately dilate blood vessels, due to the inhibition of a chemical that helps our blood vessels dilate.
Scientists at MCG are looking at how neural activity drives blood flow increases and how important the increases are for the health and proper functioning of neurons. Benefits of better understanding could include better interpreting results of...
David L. Mattson, an established hypertension investigator and academic leader at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will join the MCG leadership team July 1.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
There’s more evidence that a high-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females, but exactly how it’s harmful may differ between the sexes, scientists report.
For almost 20 years, the department’s holiday party has continued to be a time when faculty and staff can enjoy each others company but is also an opportunity to help those in the Augusta community.
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Lipid that aids normal skin turnover may help psoriasis.
Searching for new ways to reduce the impact of mental stress on our physical well being.
Dr. R. Clinton Webb will receive the 2018 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research.
Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of a cofactor needed to make the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide, researchers report.
Scientists explore how high blood pressure hurts cognition.
Sullivan selected for two national scientific honors.
When trauma spills the contents of our cell powerhouses, it can evoke a potentially deadly immune response much like a severe bacterial infection.
This pantry staple may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.